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Jul
11
2019

ARISTA IS NOW AN APPROVED DISTRIBUTOR OF ASTRONAUTICS AVIATION ELECTRONICS

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Arista Aviation Services LLC is now an approved distributor for Astronautics Corporation of America.

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Jul
10
2019

USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend: Helicopter Industry Headed for Highest Fatal Accidents in More Than a Decade

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WASHINGTON DC – With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics and place a stronger emphasis on identifying and managing risk.

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Jul
10
2019

Rolls-Royce looks to strengthen hybrid electric research and development activities in Brandenburg

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Rolls-Royce has outlined an initiative to strengthen hybrid electric power and propulsion research and development activities in Brandenburg. Building on our close cooperation with the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus-Senftenberg, already one of the four Rolls-Royce Technology University Centres in Germany, and with potential further regional participation from small and medium-sized businesses, the existing capabilities at the Rolls-Royce Dahlewitz site could be significantly enlarged.

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Jul
10
2019

HONEYWELL EXPANDS CAPABILITIES FOR GROWING COATING BUSINESS AT AEROSPACE FACILITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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GREER, S.C., -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding the capabilities of its aerospace facility in Greer, South Carolina, with the installation of a second electron-beam physical vapor deposition coater for thermal barrier coatings. A third coater is also scheduled to arrive by mid-2020.

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Jul
10
2019

Erickson Takes Flight With The H225 Super Puma

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced their first flight with the H225 Super Puma, adding to their fleet of rotary wing and fixed wing platforms.

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Jul
08
2019

HAI Hires John Shea as New Government Affairs Director

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Alexandria, Virginia (July 8, 2019) – Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs.

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Jul
08
2019

INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE & AEROSPACE GROUP WELCOMES NEW MD 530F

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Mesa, Ariz, – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the sale and delivery of a new MD 530F to International Defense & Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG), a Pennsylvania-based authorized sales agent. The company’s first state-of-the-art MD 530F aircraft with a production all-glass cockpit, the custom-configured F-model will join an IDAG fleet of training aircraft operated by the Slovak Training Academy that also includes five (5) MD 500E-model helicopters. Its primary role will be to support the tactical and NVG flight training needs of military and paramilitary helicopter pilots from around the world.

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Jul
08
2019

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over Additional Military Facilities

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced today new airspace restrictions effective July 11, 2019 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) attempting to fly over national security sensitive locations.

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Jul
08
2019

With M-Code on its way, Collins Aerospace's new GPS receiver ready to help customers make the switch

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 8, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has begun taking orders for its latest-generation Miniature PLGR Engine - M-Code (MPE-M) GPS receiver set for 2020 production deliveries. According to independent testing, the MPE-M is the lowest Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) small Type II form factor ground receiver available and incorporates the company’s recently certified Common GPS Module (CGM).

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Jul
08
2019

LCI SUCCESSFULLY CLOSES US$75M FINANCING FACILITY LED BY CAIXABANK

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8 July, 2019 - Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of US$75 million.

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Jul
05
2019

NTSB Final Report: Orlando, FL

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The commercial pilot was conducting a local sightseeing flight in a helicopter with two passengers onboard. He reported that, while he was flying southbound and descending from 1,000 to 600 ft, he heard a "pop" sound and noted a corresponding right yaw, followed by vibration and engine roughness. The pilot looked at the instruments, and the main rotor tachometer was indicating that the rpm had dropped to "0" and that the engine tachometer was indicating between 60% and 70%. The pilot immediately initiated an autorotation to a median, and the helicopter landed hard. The helicopter began rolling forward, and in response, the pilot applied aft cyclic control input, which was contrary to the instructions in the Pilot's Operating Handbook, which contained a caution in the emergency procedures section related to power failures that stated to "not apply aft cyclic during touchdown…to prevent possible blade strike to the" tailboom. The pilot's improper control input resulted in the main rotor blades contacting and substantially damaging the tailboom.

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Jul
05
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: La Ward, TX

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On June 21, 2019, about 1221 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N445AP, was substantially damaged when it impacted a field near La Ward, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

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Jul
03
2019

Geisinger Life Flight Implement WinAir Digital Signatures

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London, ON, Canada/Danville, PA, USA – July 3, 2019 – When emergency care is needed, every minute counts. WinAir is pleased to announce that Geisinger Life Flight has successfully implemented digital signatures for its aviation management software, WinAir Version 7, and is now live with this new feature. Digital signatures provide Geisinger with the ability to have mechanics and inspectors electronically sign off on maintenance tasks and job completion. As a result of this implementation, Geisinger has become the first aviation operation to receive

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Jul
02
2019

Milestone Expands World’s Largest S-92 Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Dublin, Ireland, July 2, 2019 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), today announced the acquisition of an incremental Sikorsky S-92A aircraft, MSN 920155, bringing their total S-92A fleet to 79 units. As the largest owner of the S-92A globally, the purchase illustrates Milestone’s ongoing commitment to the type, which is the primary aircraft servicing the offshore oil and gas industry as well as serving search & rescue and executive transport.

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Jul
02
2019

Romain Trapp appointed president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region

Posted by jhadmin

Grand Prairie, Texas, July 2, 2019 – Airbus announced today that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

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Jul
02
2019

Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

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Broussard, Louisiana, 2 July 2019 – Leonardo announced that its new Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center has now achieved full operational capability. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the Company’s new Part 145 Gulf of Mexico Support Center, allowing the 21,000 square foot facility in Broussard, Louisiana to provide full helicopter blade repair, spare parts, and technical support to customers across the Americas.

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Jul
01
2019

The entrol H19 FTD Level 5 simulator based on AW109 has been approved by the Korean CAA.

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The Korean civil authority has officially certified the entrol H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator purchased by Helikorea.

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Jul
01
2019

LCI HELICOPTERS ENHANCES ADVISORY BOARD WITH APPOINTMENTS OF MARK STEVENS AND ALEJANDRO KERSCHEN

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Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, is growing the breadth of industry talent and experience within its organisation with the appointment of Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to its advisory board.

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Jul
01
2019

Aerometals Introduces Sikorsky S-70i/UH-60 Blackhawk Engine Inlet Barrier Filter

Posted by jhadmin

July 1, 2019, Sacramento, California, U.S.A - Aerospace design, engineering, and manufacturing specialty leader for over 35 years, Aerometals, has announced the introduction of a new generation Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF), designed, manufactured, flight tested and delivered by the company. Utilizing complex computer airflow modeling and three-dimensional CAD technology, Aerometals is now delivering a revolutionary new EIBF designed both for the Sikorsky S70i and Blackhawk UH-60 utility helicopters.

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Jun
29
2019

SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters South America

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Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries and Eagle Copters South America hosted a BAMBI MAX Aerial Firefighting System information session which was followed by a demonstration using a Bell 407 supplied by AeroMAX. The simulations included filling the BAMBI MAX with water from a collapsible and self-supporting FireFlex Pumpkin Tank, also manufactured by SEI Industries.

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Tags: AeroMAX BAMBI MAX Bell 407 Eagle Copters South America FireFlex Pumpkin Tank SEI Industries
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Jun
29
2019

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – CHC Brazil, part of CHC Group, today announced a new contract supporting Shell’s exploration and appraisal activities in Brazil. This short-term agreement will last seven months with options for extension and serve the Brava Star platform supporting the Gato do Mato and Alto de Cabo Frio fields.

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Jun
27
2019

NTSB Final Report: Myrtle Beach, SC

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot and two passengers departed in the helicopter for a commercial air tour flight. The pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff, the helicopter started shaking like a "minor kick," which he thought might be due to a stuck engine valve. He immediately radioed the operator and requested that maintenance personnel meet the flight after the tour ended. He chose to continue the tour and attempted to maintain about 70 knots with the engine operating at 25 inches manifold pressure, which resulted in a descent rate of 300 ft per minute. When the helicopter was near the helipad location, company personnel reported seeing white smoke trailing from the helicopter, and the pilot noted that the alternator light was on. When the pilot started to slow the descent, the low rotor rpm horn sounded, and the engine rpm spiked. After realizing the helicopter would not be able to reach the helipad, the pilot turned the helicopter parallel to the slope of an adjacent field and fully pulled the collective pitch to cushion the landing, but the helicopter landed hard.

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Jun
27
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: New York, NY

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On June 10, 2019, about 1340 eastern daylight time, an Agusta A109E helicopter, N200BK, was destroyed when it impacted the roof of a building in New York, New York. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the corporate flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The flight departed from the East 34th street heliport (6N5), New York, New York, about 1330 and was destined for Linden Airport (LDJ), Linden, New Jersey.

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Jun
27
2019

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

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Santiago de Chile - The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year.

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Jun
27
2019

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia

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Rome, 27 June 2019 – Leonardo announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea.

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Jun
27
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES SUREN MERAS TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS

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NEW YORK (June 27, 2019) – FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Executive Director, Operations for the company’s global network of business and commercial aviation Learning Centers. Suren’s responsibilities include pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support, courseware development and simulator operations.

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Jun
26
2019

KAMAN ANNOUNCES SALE OF DISTRIBUTION SEGMENT TO LITTLEJOHN & CO. FOR $700 MILLION IN CASH

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Jun. 26, 2019-- Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Distribution segment to affiliates of Littlejohn & Co., LLC (Littlejohn) for total cash consideration of $700 million subject to customary closing conditions and working capital adjustments. The transaction value represents a multiple of 10.4 times trailing twelve-month (TTM) Segment Adjusted EBITDA* for the Distribution segment.

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Jun
26
2019

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

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Belgrade, 26 June 2019 – Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade.

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Jun
26
2019

UAS Courses Now Available from HAI

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The HAI Online Academy and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have partnered to offer nine courses developed specifically for the unmanned aviation industry.

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Tags: HAI HAI Online Academy Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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Jun
26
2019

Spectrum Aeromed Named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

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Spectrum Aeromed, an air ambulance medical interior designer and manufacturer, was awarded North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year by the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO). Based out of Fargo’s Hector International Airport, Spectrum Aeromed sells life-saving equipment around the globe. Over the past 28 years Spectrum Aeromed has built a worldwide reputation for their specialized safety solutions and expertise.

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